You can do a lot with diplomacy, but with diplomacy backed up by force you can get a lot more done.
A greyhound should be heeded lyke a snake, And neckyd lyke a drake, Backed lyke a bream, Footed lyke a catte, Taylled lyke a ratte.Dame Juliana or Juliana Barnes Berners
He ranged his tropes, and preached up patience, Backed his opinion with quotations.Matthew Prior
I was always fighting from a young age… I wouldn’t back down, I knew Andy wouldn’t have Backed down.nigel benn
The corporation is not a person; it is a legal fiction Backed up by guns and police and jail cells and taxing authorities and the regulators called government.jerry brown
Flaming enthusiasm, Backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.dale carnegie
I observe there is in Mr. Hooker no affected language; but a grave, comprehensive, clear manifestation of reason, and that Backed with the authority of the Scriptures, the fathers and schoolmen, and with all law both sacred and civil.Richard Hooker
I wrote it [ Maurice ] neither for my friends or the public but because it was weighing on me; and my previous training made me write it as literature, though for a long time I meant to show it no one at all. [...] I am much dependant on criticism and now, Backed by you and some others, do feel that I have created something absolutely new, even to the Greeks. Whitman nearly anticipated me but he didn't really know what he was after, or only half knew shirked, even to himself, the statement.e. m. forster
You could not tell, and yet it looked as if The shore was lucky in being Backed by cliff, The cliff in being Backed by continent; It looked as if a night of dark intent Was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage. There would be more than ocean-water broken Before God's last Put out the Light was spoken.robert frost
The Dyer Backed away from him another step and stood watching him, the exaltation in his face clouding slowly over until it was replaced by a strange, heavy look; it was as if reasoning thought were laboring to break through the storm of words and feelings and visions that confused him. Finally he turned around without a word and began to run back down the road, into the haze of dust that had not yet settled on his tracks.ursula k. le guin
I have a perfect horror of words that are not Backed up by deeds.theodore roosevelt
Non-violence is Backed by the theory of soul-force in which suffering is courted in the hope of ultimately winning over the opponent. But what happens when such an attempt fail to achieve the object? It is here that soul-force has to be combined with physical force so as not to remain at the mercy of tyrannical and ruthless enemy.bhagat singh
Molly Norris proposed a 'let’s everyone draw Mohammed day' – then, apparently appalled by her own audacity, Backed quickly away.
In randori we learn to employ the principle of maximum efficiency even when we could easily overpower an opponent. Indeed, it is much more impressive to beat an opponent with proper technique than with brute force. This lesson is equally applicable in daily life: the student realized persuasion Backed up by sound logic is ultimately more effective than coercion.
Bolan's AKMS assault rifle came equipped with a stubby GP-25 40 mm under-the-barrel grenade launcher, and he carried a variety of munitions to feed it. His 75-round drum magazine gave him extended firepower for the Kalashnikov, Backed up for closer work by a Belgian FN Five-seveN semiauto pistol, chambered for the high-powered 5.7 mm cartridge tailored for long range and superior penetration, with a 20-round box magazine and no external safety. [...]
Imagining the flower-pot attacked it The kitten flung the violets near and far And yet, who knows? This morning, as I Backed it, My car was set upon by a parked car.vikram seth
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest Backed by force. But even Capitalist cynicism will admit that however unconscionable we may be when our own interests are affected, we can be most indignantly virtuous at the expense of others.